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Bug Reviews

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June 7, 2007
The result, then, is that little here is psychologically engaging for the viewer. Instead, to witness vulnerable Agnes being pulled into a vortex of delusion and paranoia is akin to watching a car wreck.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 13, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2007
A disaster on every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 23, 2007
After a well-constructed first act, the story becomes a little tiresome and repetitive and the characters, who are will defined to begin with, stray ever closer to the edge of overwrought one-dimensionality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2007
Plays like lousy dinner theater doing its darnedest to give American paranoia a bad name.
May 25, 2007
Friedkin settles for more gore and less fear. While I give the film points for style and weirdness, in the end it's more a garden-variety insect than an exotic new discovery.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 12, 2007
...you start to wonder what Friedkin has been doing for the past 30 years. From the look of "Bug," I'd have ventured not a darn thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 24, 2007
An excruciating affair, like a bad drug trip that never really rises above its off-Broadway roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 20, 2006
William Friedkin's overwrought screen version of Tracy Letts' play assaults the viewer with aggressive thesping and over-the-top notions of shocking incident, all to intensely alienating effect.
May 25, 2007
Bug is unique in its priorities; a quality Lionsgate should've been eager to celebrate rather than keep away from online press and accurate promotion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 19, 2007
The audience is likely to be left scratching their heads, and that wouldn't be from insect bites brought on by this film's extremely unpleasant subject matter.
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June 7, 2007
...has the air of acting class exercises rather than a work of real emotional resonance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 28, 2007
This material badly wants to be searing and disturbing, but it's all too obviously conceived as showboat material for actors, with little room for subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2007
Bug buzzes around in random menace for an hour until its third act, when -- zzzzzt! -- it flies straight into the zapper.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2007
Whatever unexpected ability [Judd] shows in the early scenes of this paranoid thriller go utterly to waste as the film spirals ridiculously out of control by the end.
May 25, 2007
Bug won't get under your skin as much as it will assault you with its ghastly claustrophobic drama and over-the-top performances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 24, 2007
Consider how low Friedkin has fallen when 'doesn't entirely suck' is a reason to celebrate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 28, 2007
Afterwards, most people will be asking, 'What the hell was that?' while still suspecting that the movie has something worthwhile trying to crawl its way out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 24, 2007
you realize they are just going to keep talking and talking and talking for the whole movie, when you wish they would SHUT UP!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2007
By the second act it has a case of diarrhea of the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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